It’s official – Ellen Potter will be joining the 5th grade book group via Skype on February 8 for discussion of her book Olivia Kidney!!
As I said to Ellen in my most recent email to her, I had not yet read Olivia Kidney when Ellen first contacted me – the book had been enthusiastically proposed for discussion by a book group member, and I was happy that I had a reason to finally read this book. And guess what? I LOVE this book! It’s quirky, well-written, unexpected, funky, and insightful. To give the book and its author the best compliment I can think of, I’d say that Olivia Kidney is akin to the best of E.L. Konigsburg’s books.
So I’m thrilled that we’ll be able to chat with Ellen Potter during the book group meeting. I’ll be sending out an email to all the group members telling them this exciting news, and maybe they can prepare a bit for “meeting” the author – jot down a few questions they’d like to ask her, and maybe even read the book a second time if they are able. It will be fun!! And the most fun part? The book group member who suggested the book, and who advocated so strongly for it, will be celebrating a birthday on the day of the book group. What a cool way to spend your birthday, chatting with an author you admire!